SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - We are learning more about the Sullivan County person that tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a representative from the hospital, the person is a 'system employee.'
That person is currently self-isolating at home.
The hospital says anyone who has been in contact with the person has been contacted by the Sullivan County Health Department.
(Sullivan, IN) March 23, 2020: Regarding the recent confirmation of a positive patient testing result for the COVID-19 virus In Sullivan County Indiana.
According to Sullivan County Community Hospital administration, the appropriate department and staff members that provided services to this patient have been notified. According to protocol, the Sullivan County Health Department and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) also have been notified.
Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, team members and communities. We continue to review and implement our preparedness training protocols consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Citizens are asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Reported symptoms have ranged from mild to severe illness for confirmed Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include, but are not limited to, cough, shortness of breath, and fever. If you experience these symptoms contact your healthcare provider. As more information becomes available, it will be provided to the community.
For more information go to CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/ and the ISDH website https://www.in.gov/isdh/.
For updated information regarding COVID-19 and Sullivan County Community Hospital, please go towww.schosp.com.